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Thread #112361   Message #2378031
Posted By: Bonnie Shaljean
01-Jul-08 - 05:27 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Summertime/Livin easy...
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Summertime/Livin easy...
My printed score predates the internet by decades, as do those original book and programme covers.

Anyway, I'm not adding this link to flog a dead horse, but only because it looks interesting. It's a free e-book download from Project Gutenberg whose title is Carolina Chansons, Legends of the Low Country, by DuBose Heyward and Hervey Allen (who gave the world Anthony Adverse). Interesting partnership.

http://www.gutenberg.org/browse/authors/h#a6461

You'll then have to scroll down to "Heyward, DuBose" and click on the Carolina Chansons link.

The downloads are only in KB (not MB) and there's a plain-text one that weighs in at about 50k. Biggest HTML one is only 219k so it's still not huge. Worth taking a look at if you're into that culture. Preface says:

In a continent but recently settled, many parts of which have as yet little historical or cultural background, the material for this volume has been gathered from a section that was one of the first to be colonized. Here the Frenchman, Spaniard, and Englishman all passed, leaving each his legend; and a brilliant and more or less feudal civilization with its aristocracy and slaves has departed with the economic system upon which it rested. From this medley of early colonial discovery and romance, from the memories of war and reconstruction, it has been ... difficult to choose coherently...

And in the Acknowledgments:

The thanks of the authors are due to the editors of The London Mercury, The North American Review, Poetry, A Magazine of Verse, The Reviewer, The Book News Monthly, and Contemporary Verse for permission to reprint many of the poems in this volume. Grateful acknowledgment is also made to many friends for first-hand information and for the loan of letters, diaries, pictures, and old newspaper clippings.